The 10 Best Things to Do in Kurzeme Region, Latvia

Discover the best top things to do in Kurzeme Region, Latvia including Northern Forts, Jurmalas Park, Ventspils Beach, Karosta Prison, Venta Rapid Waterfall, St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Ventspils Children’s Town, Concert Hall Great Amber, Liepaja lake watchtower.

1. Northern Forts

Jatnieku iela 25, Liepaja 3401, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Northern Forts

Reviewed By Isa-Francis - Montreal, CanadaMontreal, Canada

Must-do attraction while in Liepaja

There are two sections of forts, the northern section and a more southern section, closer to the long pier.Out of the two, the northern section is showcasing more fortification ruins. It is a bit trickier to get to. We took a Taxify ride from city center.

2. Jurmalas Park

Along the Baltic Sea coast, Liepaja 3430, Latvia Nature & Parks
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Jurmalas Park

Reviewed By everestas

Amazing playground

Very beautiful park for walk, also has huge children playground suitable for lots of ages. Seen few food and coffee trucks.

3. Ventspils Beach

Ventspils, Latvia Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Ventspils Beach

Reviewed By SeanHutchinson - Shoreham-by-Sea, United KingdomShoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom

Perfect Beach

Had a day trip to Ventspils Beach, really nice clean beach, perfect white sand, excellent changing / toilet facilities, with lifeguard tower, reminded me of Miami!!!

4. Karosta Prison

Invalidu iela 4, Liepaja 3414, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Excellent
45%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 148 reviews

Karosta Prison

Reviewed By Isa-Francis - Montreal, CanadaMontreal, Canada

Instructive guided tour

We arrived minutes after 10AM to the prison and purchased tickets.Right away, we were assigned a tour guide who spoke perfect English and our private tour (as there were only two of us !) started.The guide, dressed in a prison guard uniform, was really in

5. Venta Rapid Waterfall

Venta River, Kuldiga 3301, Latvia Nature & Parks, Waterfalls
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 224 reviews

Venta Rapid Waterfall

Reviewed By 2012sunilmumbai - Mumbai, IndiaMumbai, India

Amazing what good marketing can achieve.

Read about Kuldiga and Venta. Just had to go. Travel Jam Riga arranged an amazing guide: Indra Vilmane. Thats an Indian name so on arrival, she is waiting for us. Turned out to be a blue blooded Kuldigan who “lives” her town’s history. Its obvious how kno

6. St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral

Katedrales iela 7, Liepaja 3414, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral

This monumental symbol of both the Orthodox Church and the tsarist monarchy must have been at odds with communist doctrine and no doubt a thorn in the side of the party devout. Finished in 1903 and christened by Nicholas II himself, it served as the garrison’s church much as it did during the Latvian period. The Soviets however used it as a warehouse, gymnasium and meeting hall.

Reviewed By Simon L - Portsmouth, United KingdomPortsmouth, United Kingdom

Interesting, very Russian!

Impressive and spectacular from the outside. Inside is ornate too, traditional Russian Orthodox Church in the middle of Karosta and well restored. Don’t expect much by way of tourist information though. Visited in Maundy Thursday when it was being cleaned

7. Holy Trinity Cathedral

Liela iela 9, Liepaja 3401, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Reviewed By Robber65 - Liepaja, LatviaLiepaja, Latvia

spirit of music

For small donation you can walk up in tower and take fulfill wiev on city - from lake to sea, it`s amazing. there is very interesting mechanism of clock and will to enjoy, how time is go. The sounds of the oldest organ are magic.

8. Ventspils Children’s Town

Vasarnicu iela / Liela prospekta iela, Ventspils, Latvia Fun & Games, Nature & Parks, Playgrounds
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 49 reviews

Ventspils Children’s Town

Reviewed By TrailBlazer664157 - Riga, LatviaRiga, Latvia

Wonderful children park!

Must have excitement for families with children for sure! You'll spend lots of hours there. Safe place for children to run, to play and to enjoy activities parents could just dream about in childhood.Weakest point could be luck of a good public bistro the

9. Concert Hall Great Amber

Radio street 8, Liepaja 3401, Latvia Concerts & Shows, Theaters
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Concert Hall Great Amber

The concert hall „Great Amber” comprises eight stories of 14’126 m². It has 3 concert halls – the Great Hall with 1010 seats, the Chamber Hall and the Experimental Stage, in addition to public events spaces Civita Nova and a restaurant. The unique interior and excellent acoustics of „Great Amber” permit to say that a visit to this centre will suresurely become an unforgettable experience!

Reviewed By Shlomi T - Nagano, JapanNagano, Japan

WOW... what a beautiful building. Just stunning !!!

WOW... what a beautiful building. Just stunning !!!I hope that whoever designed it, got a special prize, because it is so beautiful. Just looking at it, especially from the outside, is really amazing. Inside, a small exhibition and if you are lucky, you w

10. Liepaja lake watchtower

Lauku iela, Liepaja 3411, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Lookouts, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Liepaja lake watchtower

Reviewed By Aistė I

Nice place to visit for free

Visit this place when the weather is good, you will really enjoy the view from the tower and have a nice short walk. Also have in mind, that although all the path is adapted for disabled people and people with baby strollers, the only option to go up the

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